Dr Vesna Najdanovic

Lecturer

Research Overview

Vesna Najdanovic is a lecturer in chemical engineering in the Engineering Department of Lancaster University. She obtained a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) in 1998, and a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering at the New University of Lisbon (Portugal) in 2004. Her area of research interests is in the field of green chemistry and sustainable technology involving design of environmental benign solvents for chemical transformations and separation processes as well as sustainable valorisation of carbon dioxide emissions.

Vesna is co-author of more than 50 refereed journal articles and 2 patents, with high citation record.

Kinetics of extraction and in situ transesterification of oils from spent coffee grounds
Najdanovic, V., Yee-Lam Lee, L., Tavares, M., Armstrong, A.B. 06/2017 In: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 5, 3, p. 2611-2616. 6 p.
Journal article

Experimental Determination and Modeling of the Phase Behavior of the CO2 + Propionic Anhydride Binary System at High Pressure
Rebocho, S., V. M. Nunes, A., Najdanovic, V., Barreiros, S., Paiva, A. 12/01/2017 In: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 62, 1
Journal article

Team-based learning for first year engineering students
Najdanovic, V. 01/2017 In: Education for Chemical Engineers. 18, p. 26-34. 9 p.
Journal article

Team-based Learning: A Novel Approach to Teaching Engineering Subjects
Najdanovic, V. 2017
Conference paper

Team-based Learning: A Novel Approach to Teaching Engineering Subjects
Najdanovic, V. 2017
Speech

Solubility of mixtures containing soybean oil, ionic liquid and methanol
Manic, M.S., Najdanovic, V. 8/04/2016 In: The Open Chemical Engineering Journal. 10, Suppl. 1, p. 41-49. 9 p.
Journal article

Cyclic carbonate synthesis from CO2 and epoxides using zinc(II) complexes of arylhydrazones of β-diketones
Montoya, C.A., Gomez, C.F., Paninho, A.B., Nunes, A.V., Mahmudov, K.T., Najdanovic, V., Martins, L.M., Guedes da Silva, F.C., Pombiero, A.J.L., Nunes da Ponte, M. 03/2016 In: Journal of Catalysis. 335, p. 135-140. 6 p.
Journal article

Styrene carbonate synthesis from CO2 using tetrabutylammonium bromide as a non-supported heterogeneous catalyst phase
Montoya, C.A., B. Paninho, A., Pedro M., F., Zakrzewska, M.E., Joaquim, V., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Nunes, A.V. 05/2015 In: Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 100, p. 155-159. 5 p.
Journal article

Styrene carbonate synthesis from carbon dioxide
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 01/2015
Speech

High pressure vapor–liquid equilibrium for the ternary system ethanol/(±)-menthol/carbon dioxide
Rebocho, S., V. M. Nunes, A., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Barreiros, S., Simões, P.M.C., Paiva, A. 08/2014 In: Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 92, p. 282–287. 6 p.
Journal article

Performance of sodium chloride versus commercial ionic liquid as salting-out media for the separation of nicotine from its aqueous solutions
M. Lopes, J., V. M. Nunes, A., Nunes da Ponte, M., Visak, Z.P., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 9/05/2014 In: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 53, 23, p. 9883-9888. 6 p.
Journal article

Solubility of high-value compounds in environmentally friendly solvents-liquid poly(ethylene glycol) and ionic liquids: experimental study and thermodynamic analysis
Calado, M.S., Branco, A.S.H., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Visak, Z.P. 03/2014 In: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 70, p. 154-159. 6 p.
Journal article

High pressure phase behavior of the binary system (ethyl lactate + carbon dioxide)
B. Paninho, A., V. M. Nunes, A., Paiva, A., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 25/12/2013 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 360, p. 129–133. 5 p.
Journal article

Biocompatible choline based ionic salts: solubility in short-chain alcohols
M. Lopes, J., B. Paninho, A., F. Môlho, M., V. M. Nunes, A., Rocha, A., M. T. Lourenço, N., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 12/2013 In: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 67
Journal article

(Ethyl lactate)-gel high pressure CO2 extraction for the processing of mesoporous gelatine particles
Paninho, A.B., Barbosa, C., Nogueira, I.D., Najdanovic-Visak, V., V. M. Nunes, A. 11/2013 In: Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 83, p. 35–40. 6 p.
Journal article

Extraction of caffeine from natural matter using a bio-renewable agrochemical solvent
Villanueva Bermejoa, D., Luna, P., Manic , M., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Reglero, G., Fornari, T. 10/2013 In: Food and Bioproducts Processing. 91, 4, p. 303-309. 7 p.
Journal article

Solubility of CO2 in glycerol at high pressures
V. M. Nunes, A., V.S.M. Carrera, G., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Nunes da Ponte, M. 25/09/2013 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 358, p. 105–107. 3 p.
Journal article

Solubility and phase behaviour of binary systems containing salts based on transitional metals
E. Zakrzewska, M., B. Paninho, A., F. Môlho, M., V. M. Nunes, A., A. M. Afonso, C., A. Rosatella, A., M. Lopes, J., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 08/2013 In: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 63, p. 123-126. 4 p.
Journal article

Electrochemical production of organic carbonates under high pressure
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 07/2013
Speech

Liquid–liquid equilibria of imidazolium ionic liquids having bistriflamide or triflate anions with aromatic non-polar and polar compounds
Calado, M.S., Petrovski, Z., Manic, M.S., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Macedo, E.A., Visak, Z.P. 15/01/2013 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 337, p. 67–72. 6 p.
Journal article

Solubility of carbon dioxide in ammonium based CO2-induced ionic liquids
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Nunes da Ponte, M., E. Zakrzewska, M., Afonso, C.A.M., A. Rosatella, A., P. Simeonov, S. 2013 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 20 p.
Journal article

Trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bromide: liquid density, surface tension and solubility of carbondioxide
Manic, M.S., Macedo, E.A., Najdanovic, V. 25/06/2012 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 324, p. 8-12. 5 p.
Journal article

High-pressure solubilities of carbon dioxide in ionic liquids based on bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide and chloride
Manic, M.S., Queimada, A.J., Macedo, E.A., Najdanovic, V. 05/2012 In: Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 65, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Journal article

Solubility of high-value compounds in ethyl lactate: measurements and modelling
Manic, M.S., Villanueva, D., Fornari, T., Queimada, A.J., Macedo, E.A., Najdanovic, V. 05/2012 In: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 48, p. 93-100. 8 p.
Journal article

Liquid-liquid equilibria of mixtures with ethyl lactate and various hydrocarbons
Zakrzewska, M.E., Manic, M.S., Macedo, E.A., Najdanovic, V. 25/04/2012 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 320, p. 38-42. 5 p.
Journal article

Solubility of erythromycin in ionic liquids
Manic, M.S., Najdanovic, V. 01/2012 In: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 44, 1, p. 102-106. 5 p.
Journal article

Building a doctoral programme on sustainable chemistry
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2012
Speech

Liquid-liquid phase equilibria in nicotine (aqueous) solutions
Grozdanic, N.D., Najdanovic, V., Kijevcanin, M.L., Serbanovic, S.P., da Ponte, M.N., Visak, Z.P. 25/11/2011 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 310, 1-2, p. 198-206. 9 p.
Journal article

Liquid-liquid equilibria for separation of tocopherol from olive oil using ethyl lactate
Vicente, G., Paiva, A., Fornari, T., Najdanovic, V. 15/08/2011 In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 172, 2-3, p. 879-884. 6 p.
Journal article

Recovery of erythromycin from aqueous solutions with an ionic liquid and high-pressure carbon dioxide
Manic, M.S., da Ponte, M.N., Najdanovic, V. 15/07/2011 In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 171, 3, p. 904-911. 8 p.
Journal article

Volumetric properties and spectroscopic studies of pyridine or nicotine solutions in liquid polyethylene glycols
Visak, Z.P., Ilharco, L.M., Garcia, A.R., Najdanovic, V., Fareleira, J.M.N.A., Caetano, F.J.P., Kijevcanin, M.L., Serbanovic, S.P. 7/07/2011 In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 115, 26, p. 8481-8492. 12 p.
Journal article

Extraction of free fatty acids from soybean oil using ionic liquids or poly(ethyleneglycol)s
Manic, M.S., Najdanovic, V., da Ponte, M.N., Visak, Z.P. 05/2011 In: AIChE Journal. 57, 5, p. 1344-1355. 12 p.
Journal article

Liquid-liquid phase transition of mixtures comprising squalene, olive oil, and ethyl lactate: application to recover squalene from oil deodorizer distillates
Hernandez, E.J., Luna, P., Stateva, R.P., Najdanovic, V., Reglero, G., Fornari, T. 05/2011 In: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 56, 5, p. 2148-2152. 5 p.
Journal article

Carbon dioxide conversation: overcoming thermodynamic limitations
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2011
Speech

Synthesis of fatty acid methyl esters via direct transesterification with methanol/carbon dioxide mixtures from spent coffee grounds feedstock
Calixto, F., Fernandes, J., Couto, R., Hernandez, E.J., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Simoes, P.C., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2011 In: Green Chemistry. 13, 5, p. 1196-1202. 7 p.
Journal article

Method for direct treatment of cork stoppers, using supercritical fluids
Najdanovic-Visak, V., de Magalhaes Nunes da Ponte, M.L., da Silva Lopes, J.A., Manic, M., de Avelar Lopes Cardoso Mesquita, A.C., Moreira da Silva, R.P., de Queroz Montenegro Sollari Allegro, I.M. 19/08/2010
Patent

Separation of antibiotics from aqueous solution using ionic liquids and supercritical carbon dioxide
Manic, M.S., Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2010
Conference paper

SÍNTESE DE BIODIESEL A PARTIR DE BORRAS DE CAFÉ POR TRANSESTERIFICAÇÃO DIRECTA COM MISTURAS ÁLCOOL/DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Simões, P.M.C., do Couto, R.M.T., Beja Fernandes , J.L., de Oliveira Calixto , F.M. 2010
Patent

High-pressure phase behaviour of binary (CO2 + nicotine) and ternary (CO2 + nicotine plus solanesol) mixtures
Ruiz-Rodriguez, A., Najdanovic, V., Visak, Z.P., Bronze, M.d.R., Antunes, C., da Ponte, M.N. 15/08/2009 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 282, 1, p. 58-64. 7 p.
Journal article

Hydrogenation of CO(2)-Expanded Liquid Terpenes: Phase Equilibrium-Controlled Kinetics
Bogel-Lukasik, E., Serbanovic, A., Bogel-Lukasik, R., Banet-Osuna, A., Najdanovic-Visak, V., da Ponte, M.N. 2009 In: Gas-expanded liquids and near-critcial media . Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society p. 191-201. 11 p.
Paper

Phase behaviour of the systems containing ionic liquids and/or supercritical carbon dioxide
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2009
Speech

Distribution ratios of lipase-catalyzed reaction products in ionic liquid supercritical CO2 systems: resolution of 2-octanol enantiomers
Bogel-Lukasik, R., Najdanovic, V., Barreiros, S., da Ponte, M.N. 2/07/2008 In: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 47, 13, p. 4473-4480. 8 p.
Journal article

High-pressure phase behaviour of nicotine / carbon dioxide system
Ruiz-Rodríguez, A., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Nunes da Ponte, M. 2008
Abstract

Accounting for the unique, doubly dual nature of ionic liquids from a molecular thermodynamic, and modeling standpoint
Rebelo, L.P.N., Lopes, J.N.C., Esperanca, J.M.S.S., Guedes, H.J.R., Lachwa, J., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Visak, Z.P. 11/2007
Literature review

I&EC 90-Hydrogenation of CO2-expanded liquid terpenes: Phase equilibrium-controlled kinetics
Bogel-Lukasik, E., Serbanovic, A., Bogel-Lukasik, R., Banet-Osuna, A., Najdanovic-Visak, V., da Ponte, M.N. 19/08/2007
Meeting abstract

Salting-out in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids and K3PO4: Aqueous biphasic systems and salt precipitation
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Lopes, J.N.C., Visak, Z.P., Trindade, J., Rebelo, L.P.N. 08/2007 In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 8, 8, p. 736-748. 13 p.
Journal article

Co-solvent effects in LLE of 1-hydroxyethyl-3-methylimidazolium based ionic liquids plus 2-propanol plus dichloromethane or 1,2-dichloroethane
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Rodriguez, A., Visak, Z.P., Rosa, J.N., Afonso, C.A.M., Nunes da Ponte, M., Rebelo, L.P.N. 15/06/2007 In: Fluid Phase Equilibria. 254, 1-2, p. 35-41. 7 p.
Journal article

Recovery of antibiotics from fermentation broth using green solvents
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Nunes da Ponte, M. 2007
Conference paper

Liquid-Liquid behaviour of functionalized ionic liquids plus 2-Propanol plus Dickloromethane
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Rodriguez, A., Visak, Z.P., Rosa, J.N., Afonso, C.A.M., Da Ponte, M.N., Rebelo, L.P.N. 2006 In: Chimica Oggi. 24, 6, p. 19-20. 2 p.
Journal article

Evidence for lower critical solution behavior in ionic liquid solutions
Lachwa, J., Szydlowski, J., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Rebelo, L.P.N., Seddon, K.R., da Ponte, M.N., Esperanca, J.M.S.S., Guedes, H.J.R. 11/05/2005 In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127, 18, p. 6542-6543. 2 p.
Journal article

Criticality of the [C(4)mim] [BF4] plus water system
Cerdeirina, C., Troncoso, [.V., Ramos, C., Romani, L., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Guedes, H., Esperanca, J., Visak, Z., da Ponte, M., Rebelo, L. 2005 In: Ionic liquids III. Washington, D. C. : American Chemical Society p. 175-186. 12 p.
Paper

Liquid-liquid behaviour of ionic liquid-1-butanol-water and high pressure CO2-induced phase changes
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Rebelo, L.P.N., da Ponte, M.N. 2005 In: Green Chemistry. 7, 6, p. 443-450. 8 p.
Journal article

Multiphase equilibrium in mixtures of [C(4)mim][PF6] with supercritical carbon dioxide, water, and ethanol: Applications in catalysis
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Serbanovic, A., Esperanca, J., Guedes, H., Rebelo, L., da Ponte, M. 2005 In: Ionic liquids III . Washington, D.C. : American Chemical Society p. 301-310. 10 p.
Paper

Phase behavior and thermodynamic properties of ionic liquids, ionic liquid mixtures, and ionic liquid solutions
Rebelo, L., Najdanovic-Visak, V., de Azevedo, R., Esperanca, J., da Ponte, M., Guedes, H., Visak, Z.P., de Sousa, H., Szydlowski, J., Lopes, J., Cordeiro, T. 2005 In: Ionic liquids III. Washington, D. C. : American Chemical Society p. 270-291. 22 p. ISBN: 0-8412-3893-6.
Conference contribution

Thermophysical and thermodynamic properties of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate over an extended pressure range
de Azevedo, R., Esperanca, J., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Visak, Z., Guedes, H., da Ponte, M., Rebelo, L. 2005 In: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 50, 3, p. 997-1008. 12 p.
Journal article

A detailed thermodynamic analysis of [C(4)mim][BF4] plus water as a case study to model ionic liquid aqueous solutions
Rebelo, L., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Visak, Z.P., da Ponte, M., Szydlowski, J., Cerdeirina, C., Troncoso, J., Romani, L., Esperanca, J., Guedes, H., de Sousa, H. 2004 In: Green Chemistry. 6, 8, p. 369-381. 13 p.
Journal article

Phase behaviour and thermodynamic properties of ionic liquid solutions
Najdanovic-Visak, V. 2004 New University of Lisbon.
Doctoral Thesis

Pressure, isotope, and water co-solvent effects in liquid-liquid equilibria of (ionic liquid plus alcohol) systems
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Esperanca, J., Rebelo, L., da Ponte, M., Guedes, H., Seddon, K.R., de Sousa, H., Szydlowski, J. 20/11/2003 In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 107, 46, p. 12797-12807. 11 p.
Journal article

Supercritical carbon dioxide-induced phase changes in (ionic liquid, water and ethanol mixture) solutions: Application to biphasic catalysis.
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Serbanovic, A., Esperanca, J., Guedes, H., Rebelo, L., da Ponte, M. 14/04/2003 In: ChemPhysChem. 4, 5, p. 520-522. 3 p.
Journal article

Double critical phenomena in (water plus polyacrylamides) solutions
Rebelo, L., Visak, Z.P., de Sousa, H., Szydlowski, J., de Azevedo, R., Ramos, A.M., Najdanovic-Visak, V., da Ponte, M., Klein, J. 26/02/2002 In: Macromolecules. 35, 5, p. 1887-1895. 9 p.
Journal article

Phase behaviour of room temperature ionic liquid solutions: an unusually large co-solvent effect in (water plus ethanol)
Najdanovic-Visak, V., Esperanca, J., Rebelo, L., da Ponte, M., Guedes, H., Seddon, K.R., Szydlowski, J. 2002 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 4, 10, p. 1701-1703. 3 p.
Journal article

Two ways of looking at Prigogine and Defay's equation
Rebelo, L., Najdanovic-Visak, V., Visak, Z.P., da Ponte, M., Troncoso, J., Cerdeirina, C., Romani, L. 2002 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 4, 11, p. 2251-2259. 9 p.
Journal article